Millennials’ Muse – Priyanka Chopra

Jan 5, 2018

Priyanka Chopra, actor, singer, author, fighter, fearless, fierce and flawed (in her words), shares her 12 rules with young people, especially women, telling them not to wear the glass slipper that doesn’t fit and to break the glass ceiling.

In this 17 minute talk, far better than most TED talks I have heard, she mixes many metaphors and breaks many stereotypes.

Here are 4 rules as the essence of her 12 (do listen to her for all):
  • Purpose: Find your purpose, be unique, don’t compromise, yet align with the strengths of your roots.
  • Vision: Dream, dream and dream, fail fall and rise, explore out of your comfort zone.
  • Me to We: Be selfish, greedy, want it all (who doesn’t!), but be bold to say it, and give back. It is not all about you; don’t take yourself too seriously.
  • Appreciate yourself: Ignore those who don’t like you. You can’t please them all. Align with those who support you.

Priyanka is a tough act to follow. Yet, if you do, you can be different. Reflect on what she says, think through without reacting through conditioned lenses of ‘who is this young woman and a movie actor telling me what to do?’

She has a right. She speaks from her heart. She has been there and done it. She is not merely a muse for the millennials. She can easily be a muse for billions.

I am proud to have had the opportunity to listen to this talk. All of us can form our 2018 resolutions around what this young woman has to say.

Ram Ramanathan, MCC
Ram Ramanathan, MCC


Ram is the Founder and a Principal at Coacharya. As the resident Master and mentor coach, Ram oversees and conducts all aspects of coaching and training services offered under the Coacharya banner.

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